Arena of Valor, also known as Strike of Kings and Honor of Kings, is a game in the MOBA genre developed by TiMi Studio Group. Now, in case you don’t know what MOBA is, it stands for “multiplayer online battle arena” – think DotA or League of Legends. Each player controls a character, known in this game as “a hero”. Characters aren’t all the same, either – players select characters from a roster, and different characters have different abilities (typically geared towards a certain battlefield role). The characters can unlock more skills during a match, and obtain items that improve their strength. This progress however is limited to a single match – improving your heroes every battle is a part of the genre. What is retained between battles is “Rank” – a score that is assigned based on how well you play. Unlocking new characters to play as is also permanent.
Arena of Valor in particular is a mobile game, and so it makes certain considerations to accommodate those playing on the go. Matches, for example, last between 10 and 20 minutes – on the shorter side for MOBA games. It has six different classes: Marksman, Mage, Assassin, Tank, Warrior, and Support. All 108 heroes that Arena of Valor has fit into one of these categories. As players can purchase items during gameplay, however, they can shift the role their character performs towards that of a different class, if they wish.
The game is available on iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch, an understandable selection of platforms for a game geared towards playing on the go. Of course, there are still people who’d want to play Arena of Valor on PC or Mac, and for these people, we’ve prepared the guide below.
Play Arena of Valor on PC or Mac using Tenorshare Phone Mirror
Tenorshare Phone Mirror is an application that allows you to control your smartphone from a PC or Mac. You will see your phone’s screen on the computer, and will be able to issue commands with keyboard and mouse. With an advanced keyboard mapping abilities, similar to what is offered by Android emulators, you will be able to play Arena of Valor on PC easily, all while enjoying the precision of PC controls.
This method has an obvious disadvantage – it requires you to have a phone capable of running Arena of Valor. However, there are several advantages as well. Because the game doesn’t actually run on your computer, the specifications of your PC don’t matter. What’s more, it is unlikely that you will be banned in any game for using this tool – something that might happen while using emulators.
Tenorshare Phone Mirror can be used to control both iOS and Android devices, so unless you have a weak smartphone, this app will be useful to you.
- Download and install Tenorshare Phone Mirror on your PC or Mac computer.
- Launch it and pair your smartphone with your computer by following the program’s instructions.
- Install Arena of Valor and start playing!
Play Arena of Valor on PC or Mac using Bluestacks
Note: Playing Arena of Valor on PC or Mac via Bluestacks will allow you to use a keyboard and mouse, however, according to the latest updates, this won’t give you an advantage, as the game uses special separate servers for gamers playing with emulators.
Among the variety of Android emulators, Bluestacks is the most advanced one. Firstly, it is available for both Windows and Mac with full functionality. Secondly, it allows effortless, automatic transition to PC game controls and convenient hot keys that you are used to from any regular PC game. It provides high performance and graphics in any mobile game even on a relatively weak PC or Mac, as computer processors are usually more powerful than smartphone ones. To run Arena of Valor on PC or Mac you need to perform these easy steps:
- Download latest version of Bluestacks for Windows or MacOS.
- Open Play Store and sign-in with your Google account.
- Download Arena of Valor from the catalog and run it.
- Bluestacks may offer you to run better engine for this game.
- Install the game and start playing!
Play Arena of Valor on PC using Gameloop
If you are looking for an alternative way to play Arena of Valor on a Windows PC, Gameloop (formerly Tencent Gaming Buddy) is a great solution. Along with Bluestacks, this is one of the most popular Android emulators, however, only available for Windows. Developers claim Gameloop to be the official emulator of Arena of Valor, PUBG Mobile, Pokemon Unite, which uses its own powerful engine. This means you can avoid banning, play on high FPS (up to 90). Gameloop also features an anti-cheat system. To use Gameloop do the following:
- Download Gameloop.
- Type Arena of Valor in the search bar.
- Find the game in the list and click Install button.
- Start the game and enjoy playing!
Play Arena of Valor on M1 Mac
Note: According to our research, playing Arena of Valor on an M1 Mac may cause a temporary or permanent account ban in the game, that is why it is recommended to play with the secondary account or as a guest.
As you may already know, M1 Macs (latest Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Mini, iMac) are able to run many iOS apps and games on MacOS. If for apps it can be useful because many iPad and iPhone apps are very advanced and suitable for desktop usage, in gaming this is just magic. M1 chips (especially M1 Pro and M1 Max) are much more powerful than iPhone and iPad chips, in many types of games (shooters, racing) keyboard and mouse (trackpad) controls are much more useful than touch.
To download and play Arena of Valor on M1 Mac do the following:
- On your iOS device download Arena of Valor.
- On your Mac go to Mac App Store and click on your profile in the bottom left corner.
- Under account click iPhone & iPad Apps.
- Download Arena of Valor on your Mac device and start playing!